Enjoy Spectacular Sculptures on London Ontario‘s Tree Trunk Tour. Truly a one of a kind walking tour, this incredible cooperative art project transforms unhealthy trees into works of art everyone can enjoy for free. Before artists begin, the trees are carefully cut to maximise their potential; then, with chainsaws and other carving tools, they are shaped into stunning sculptures. One of the first trees you’ll see on the tour is at 382 King street; it is called Donohue’s Canadiana and features a number of birds and animals as well as beautiful images of Canada’s most iconic plant life. Along the way, you’ll also see school mascots and tributes to city leaders, and near the information centre at 391 Wellington Street, you’ll be able to enjoy a close encounter with a sculpture called Mother Nature, and another called Eldon House. Each sculpture takes artists approximately four weeks to complete; once finished, the artwork is painted or stained, then coated with polyurethane to protect it from the elements.
Fun For the Whole Family Awaits at East Park Golf Gardens
London‘s East Park Golf Gardens features an eighteen hole executive golf course, plus a waterpark. It also offers several picnic areas, and lots of activities including go karts and bumper cars, indoor rock climbing and arcade games, a driving range, mini golf, and more. There is no entrance fee, and parking is free.
The park offers a number of programs and packages; for instance, organizational team building events and public and private golf tournaments are popular. With something for everyone, no matter what time of year it is, the park offers several different membership opportunities with a focus on golf enthusiasts and kids. East Park Golf Gardens is located at 1275 Hamilton Road.
Indoor Fun at Fleetway
A great place to beat the heat during summer’s hottest days, or enjoy indoor fun on the coldest and most inhospitable days of winter, Fleetway has been a London family favorite for decades. If you’ve visited in the past, you’ll be thrilled to find that the centre has been renovated; there is a towering forty foot rock wall to climb, an 18 hole mini golf course that glows in the dark for lights out entertainment, and 52 lanes of five and ten pin bowling, to name only a few top attractions. With over 58,000 square feet of indoor fun, this family entertainment centre is great for all ages.
Galleries and Museums
London is home to several art galleries and museums, including the Art Gallery of Lambeth, which is owned and operated by artists. Art shows are held here on a regular basis, and displays are changed frequently. In addition, the gallery hosts a number of workshops for anyone who is interested in developing artistic talent.
Innuit Gallery, you can enjoy and purchase North American Aboriginal and Inuit art, including stone, whalebone, and antler carvings, jewellery, paintings, and Inuit prints. The gallery is located at 201 Queens Avenue.
Museum London is home to one of Canada’s most impressive art collections, as well as one of Ontario’s most significant artifact collections. With more than 5,000 works of art and 25,000 artifacts, it is an outstanding place to spend a day steeped in history and art.